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    Default Re: Homebrewed pixie race for no-magic campaign [PEACH]

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    Pixie Racial Traits:
    • -9 Strength, +9 Dexterity: Due to their Fine size, pixies lack in physical strength, however, they are supremely agile and quick, and are able to perform fantastic areal maneuvers while on the wing.
    • Fine: As a Fine creature, a pixie occupies 1/2 foot of space and has a reach of 0. He also gains a +8 size bonus to Armor Class, a +8 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +16 size bonus on Hide checks, but he uses smaller weapons than humans use, his lifting and carrying limits are 1/8 of those of a Medium character, and he takes a -16 penalty on grapple checks.
    • Pixie base land speed is 5 feet.
    • Pixie base fly speed is 40 feet. A pixie's maneuverability while flying is perfect.
    • Low-light Vision: A pixie can see twice as far as a human in
      starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor
      illumination. He retains the ability to distinguish color and detail
      under these conditions.
    • +2 racial bonus on Listen checks: Pixies have keen ears.
    • Automatic Languages: Fey and the language of the nearest human population.
    Odd-numbered ability score modifiers are generally frowned upon in D20, because half the time they do nothing.

    You haven't specified what should be done for pixies who roll a Strength score of 9 or less, or how ability scores should be handled with point buy.

    I'd like to suggest a better way of going about this. In any campaign the baseline should be the "common" race (normally humans) and anything different from the norm should be represented by bonuses or penalties. That would mean that the pixie PCs should have +0 modifiers to all of their ability scores, while humans should be Colossal-sized, have a +8 Strength bonus and a -8 Dexterity penalty, and be noted for having dull senses. This means you would stat up animals, like cats, as Huge-sized monsters with multiple Hit Dice, which lets you appropriately scale such challenges to your PCs.
    Last edited by Thomar_of_Uointer; 2012-10-22 at 11:02 AM.
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